+1 on option 2.
Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
On Sep 9, 2008, at 1:17 AM, Michael Ströder wrote:
> Given that RFC 5336 and RFC 5337 are out now the question arises whether
> 1. attribute type 'mail' defined in RFC 4524 should be revised to use
> LDAP syntax DirectoryString instead of IA5String with a new OID but the
> same NAME 'mail'
> 2. a new attribute type should be defined with a different NAME.
> Personally I tend to 1.
Attribute type descriptions are suppose to be, other than additional
names and extensions, immutable. Changing 'mail' would surely lead to
I think 2 is best. This also leaves 'mail' available for the
alternative address. And this can all be introduced as Experimental,
like RFC 5336/7 are.